Gresham Palace The palace, erected in 1907 in the Secession style, was the headquarters of the London based Gresham Insurance Company. With is decorated façade and stone reliefs, it is one of the most beautiful examples of the style of this period in Budapest. Between the two world wars, the café located on the ground-floor…

Millennium Monument Work on this monument was begun in 1896, the one-thousand-year anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest; however it was not finished until 1926. The monument consists of a two-part semi-circular colonnade, with statues of the historically most significant Hungarian kings and leaders standing between the columns. A 36m high column rises from the centre…

State Opera House One of the most prominent of the historic buildings along Andrássy Avenue, it was designed by Miklós Ybl. Erected between 1875 and 1884, this Eclectic, Neo-Renaissance style building is, even on an international scale, an outstanding creation for its time – both in the terms of its exterior, and its interior decoration.…

Vigado Concert Hall Built between 1859 and 1864 – after the original building was destroyed by fire during the 1848-9 Revolution – according to the design of Frigyes Feszl, the “Vigadó” is one of this country’s pre-eminent monuments in the Romantic style. Its main façade, overlooking the Danube, features outward projections at the corners joined…

University Chapel, former Pauline Monastery The eighteenth-century Pauline church is one of the most outstanding Baroque ecclesiastical buildings in Budapest. Its richly ornamented interior and especially the carved pulpit are the most prominent works of Hungarian Baroque Art. The part of utmost interest of the monastery is the library that is the most significant Baroque…

Vajdahunyad Castle Vajdahunyad Castle is the best known of the group of historic buildings which were erected in 1896 to commemorate the one-thousand-year anniversary of the founding of Hungary. The buildings were based on plans prepared by Ignác Alpár, whose purpose was – by reproducing portions of existing buildings – to display the principal Hungarian…

Ministry of Agriculture This Eclectic style building, located in Kossuth Square, was erected in 1885-86 based on the plans of Gyula Bukovich, to house the Ministry of Agriculture. Its main façade projects outwards at the centre and at the corners, and features a colonnaded arcade at ground level, along its full length.   Attraction: The…

Museum of Applied Arts The Museum is one of the most beautiful examples of Hungarian Secessionist style architecture. Designed by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, the building was opened in 1896 by Emperor Franz Joseph as part of the Millennium Celebrations. Characteristics of the Hungarian Secessionist style are most marked in the building’s ceramic decorations,…

Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is considered to be in the front rank of European museums. It deservedly takes a prominent place amongst the museums serving a similar function, by virtue of the diversity, and historic continuity, of its exhibits, and the multitude of masterpieces in its possession. The…

New Town Hall This Neo-Renaissance building was erected in the 1870’s, based on the plans of Imre Steindl.   Attraction: The New Town Hall (Városháza) Country: Hungary City: Budapest Location: Pest, V. district Transport: M1, M2, M3 Deák tér Address: Budapest,  Városház utca 9-11 Phone: 1/327-1000